Veteran Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, says he has been vindicated 18 years after he released his hit song, ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’, as the nation is still in shambles.
He said this while speaking as a guest on Channels TV on Sunday, January 12th.
The song “Jaga Jaga”, which projected corruption and suffering in Nigeria, was released in 2002 and caused a lot of controversies. The song was banned from radio by the Federal Government but was still played at nightclubs. ‘Jaga Jaga’ is a term which has been used to describe something in a state of chaos or disarray.
During the interview, Eedris said
“In 2002 I dropped Nigeria Jaga Jaga, and the ex-president came on the National TV and said that boy wey sing that song, na him papa and him family jaga jaga. I was very happy that my message got to the president. I was very happy that the president talked back at me because that means they were listening and today I’ve been vindicated again because Nigeria is still jaga jaga.”
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